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Adam Lambert Gets Fancy for Fiasco Magazine

Adam Lambert

Well hello, Adam.

While he’s been busy performing across South Africa and China over the past few weeks (and teaming up with the legendary Miss Cyndi Lauper for the Home for the Holidays concert last night in NYC), the Trespassing singer took time out recently to shoot a cover story with UK arts/culture magazine, Fiasco–and damn, the boy’s cleans up nicely.

Apparently a little less guyliner and a slicked back quiff goes a long way, ’cause Mr. Lambert’s gone from ’70’s glam-rocker to serving full-on GQ model realness. Loving this more muted look–let’s hope it sticks for a little while!

The full issue goes on sale Monday, but for now, here’s a few teases from the accompanying interview (and one more shot below.)

On coming from a TV talent show:
“It’s interesting because you get all this hype and celebrity and it’s of the moment. But as far as being an artist, that’s not really explored until you put out your own original material.”

On Queen:
“Those shows I did with Queen were pretty surreal. I was really excited and super flattered, but intimidated at the same time. How do you live up to some like Freddie Mercury? There was no way I could ever compete with him. I had to let that go and create an experience of paying tribute.”

On looking good:
“The way I look at it, there’s just as much pressure [on men], but men aren’t supposed to talk about it. It’s supposed to seem easy, but men, especially in the public eye, are just as worried as women are.”

On being a poster boy for the LGBT community:
“For the general audience, they look at the way I style myself and they go ‘Errrr, that’s gay,’ but you ask a handful of gay guys and they’re like ‘I would never wear that!'”